I'm the program developer at a gymnastics club, and my latest assignment has be wracking my brain. We have outside daycare groups come and visit us once a week for around an hour, and my boss wants us to add on an additional activity to make us a more appealing choice. Help?
The daycare kids are usually between the ages of 2-5, and there are between 15-25 kids, with usually 1 adult for every 2-4 kids. I am the only coach. Our gymnastics gym is pretty typical Here's a really old picture
to give you an idea of the space, but of course we've moved/added some equipment.
The idea is that the kids will come for 45 minutes of gymnastics (following little obstacle courses set up at the different events), and then do 30 minutes of another activity. The other activity should be something that isn't usually done at daycares, so reading, or arts projects are out of the picture. We can purchase simple supplies, but I don't want to spend more than $300ish initial investment, and no more than $15 or so each visit. The kids usually come once a week, for 12-24 weeks, and sometimes come back for multiple semesters.
One idea I had was to read a book, and do a "big idea" with the theme of the book each week. Something big enough that they wouldn't do it at daycare, like a life size game board, or something. I'm quite decent at music, singing, art, sports and dance, so we can incorporate that a bit, but it shouldn't just be like a ballet lesson. We're looking for big, exciting ideas.
I'm really at a loss for other ideas, though. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!!